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CET Intensive Arabic Language in Jordan
Amman, Jordan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Program Sponsor: CET Academic Programs 
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
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Dept Offering Program: Study Abroad OIP Program Type: Study Abroad (semester)
Language of Instruction: Arabic, English Language Prerequisite: YES
Program Features: Academic Study, Intensive Language Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior, 6 Graduate student
Time Away: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester Housing options: Dormitory
Program Group: Study Abroad OIP Program Adviser: Jordan Zilla
Program Description:
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CET Intensive Arabic Language in Amman, Jordan

Please note that you need to meet two different deadlines when applying to this program:

  • Princeton application deadline: October 16, 2020
  • CET application deadline: November 1, 2020
For those looking for a full immersion, Arabic language program, look no further than CET in Jordan. Take a full course-load of Arabic courses, two language courses and two content courses, and live alongside other Jordanian students in a residence hall. 

The Setting

Amman, the capital of Jordan, has expanded from a quaint sleepy town to the bustling, multi-cultural metropolis it is today. As Jordan is deeply enmeshed in the international relations of the region, students may find no better place to study pressing Middle Eastern issues and Jordanian Arabic. Jordan has an incredibly rich history and heritage; students can visit Roman ruins in and around Amman, explore the ancient city of Petra, camp in the desert of Wadi Rum, float in the Dead Sea, and so much more. 



Students will enroll in 16 credits per semester: one required MSA language course, one Jordanian dialect course, plus two electives taught in Arabic (the equivalent of four Princeton credits). Elective courses are offered in the areas of Translation, History, Politics, Media Studies, and History. All courses are taught at the CET center in Amman, and students are required to take a language pledge to encourage more engagement with Arabic language. More information about the curriculum and courses can be found on the CET website


For Princeton approval, participants must have at least a 3.0/ B average for the fall and spring semesters prior to the semester of study abroad. Students must have taken at least up to 107 in Arabic at Princeton.

Grading & Credits:

For information regarding credits, grading, and other academic policies, read the Academic Policies on the Study Abroad website.

Academic Calendar
Fall Semester: early September to late December 
Spring Semester: late January to early May 

Please refer to the CET website for updated calendars


CET students will share an off-campus apartment with local roommates and other CET students. Students are responsible for purchasing their own food and preparing their own meals, and there are many supermarkets, cafes, and restaurants within walking distance. You’ll use your language skills to help you navigate your new life, and immerse yourself in Jordanian culture and customs. Studying in Jordan will be different from college life in the US, but the insight, friendships, and experiences you gain will stay with you long after the program ends. More information about housing can be found on the CET website

Money Matters

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.

For estimated program costs, please click on the Budget Sheet at the top of this brochure.

Passport and Visa

Students are responsible for ensuring that their passports are valid for their entire stay. For further information on renewing or obtaining a U.S. passport, please consult the U.S. State Department passport website.

Students should consult directly with CET about how to obtain a Jordanian visa.

Application Process

Students interested in applying to this program must complete two separate processes:

  1. Apply directly to the program by their deadline. Visit the CET website directly for application instructions and deadlines. Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines.

  2. Complete the Princeton approval process. You may download the course approval form and instructions from your GPS application. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadlines.


Start planning your study abroad experience!

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Spring Semester 2021 10/16/2020 10/20/2020 TBA TBA
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